Developing a DocPad website and deploying it to an Ubuntu server
Lately, I've been doing a lot of development in Node.js and decided I was going to change my website over to a Node.js-powered tool. I was looking for something lightweight, simple, and optimized for developers.
My experience with DocPad
Serving a DocPad website on Ubuntu
Ubuntu is my operating system of choice when it comes to serving a website. Digital Ocean is an affordable VPS platform with plans as low as $5 per month with 512 MB of RAM and 20 GB of storage on a solid-state drive. A LAMP stack would require the next plan up to run reliably but the $5 plan works great for a static site with minimal dynamic functionality. I wrote a tutorial for Digital Ocean that provides step-by-step instructions on deploying a DocPad website to Ubuntu. If you are interested in learning how to serve a DocPad website on an Ubuntu VPS, please see the tutorial article How to Deploy a DocPad Application on Ubuntu.